Mother Earth and her Amazing Creatures

This morning Mike left to go to work – he wasn’t gone long though.   He backed up and told me to grab the camera!!

Oh dear, the things you miss when sitting in the kitchen, slurping hot coffee and gawking at the TV –  it was a real Autumn morning complete with fog, mist, colorful falling leaves and some sun peeking through the haze.  And everywhere I looked, there were these amazing, freshly spun miracles

the grass was dotted with these little “cotton candy”  webs

It seems that all of our trees grew more this year than any other year before.   Suddenly I see this huge Maple tree that I cannot remember ever seeing before.  The Cherry trees along the property line have doubled in size since last year and our  Apple trees are actually bearing fruit.  Not good tasting at all but pretty to look at apples.   My Peach tree, however, is still dead  😦

Resuming our morning walks

Bear and I are resuming our morning walks around the Wayfarer grounds.
Even if we didn’t have a real summer this year,  I am looking forward to everything that fall has to offer, starting with cool, foggy mornings.

So, this morning we walked past our tiny apple tree. It’s been with us about 10 years – Mike planted it and there it stands.  It has never grown even an inch and this year it doesn’t have leaves.  This maybe because of the tent worms, I am not sure.

the artsy apple tree

The artsy apple tree – doesn’t it look great?  I love it just the way it is.

The naked apple tree with one tiny, little apple

The naked apple tree with one tiny, little apple and see, there is a spider’s web there too

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And just look at this convoluted design.
I kept making the web quiver but no spider appeared.

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hornet nest

And then we discovered a hornet nest in the pine tree by cottage 1
We took this picture and then went inside for coffee and a doggy treat!